“Valentine’s Day – 101”…Blog
“Lucky Charms”… are ‘Magically’ Delicious, so says that Cereal; advertising claim. How about “Valentine’s day” and all the ‘Millions’ that are raked in; also ‘claiming’ special rewards to those that celebrate it? Or the Horoscopes, that are published everywhere? Do the planets and stars… really control your Life? One year, the New York Daily Times paper… ran a retraction. some clerk; inadvertently mixed up the days and months. What happened to all those people’s horoscope ‘Predictions?’ How about those ‘old wives’ tales; charms; superstitions and all that ‘Malarkey’; that people trust? It seems to change from country and cultures.
*** (Deuteronomy 18:9-to-14) When you come to the land which Jehovah your God gives you, you shall not learn to do according to the abominations of those nations.
(Deut 18:10) There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that uses divination, an observer of clouds, or a fortune-teller, or a witch,
(Deut 18:11) or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or one who calls to the dead.
(Deut 18:12) For all that do these things are an abomination to Jehovah. And because of these abominations Jehovah your God drives them out from before you.
(Deut 18:13) You shall be perfect with Jehovah your God.
(Deut 18:14) For these nations whom you shall possess listened to observers of clouds and to diviners. But as for you, Jehovah your God has not allowed you to do so.
When the God of the Bible… and His Holy Word; is left out… all types of ‘witch craft’ replaces it. So it was with God’s people Israel in the OT, and even during the times of the Apostles in the NT. Today in America… there are many that practice the ‘Black Arts’ without even realizing it. Say it isn’t So…? Does a little angel, ‘Cupid’… empower your ‘Psyche’ on Valentine’s day? You did make your offering; buying those gifts… didn’t You? Without realizing it; you too fell into that trap! I wish that “____” would love me or some such nonsense? Many think and say that; even without realizing it.
*** (Acts 19:13-to-20) And certain from the strolling Jews, exorcists, undertook to name the name of the Lord Jesus over those having evil spirits, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches.
(Act 19:14) And there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so.
(Act 19:15) But answering the evil spirit said, Jesus I know, and I comprehend Paul, but who are you?
(Act 19:16) And the man in whom the evil spirit resided leaped on them, and overcoming them he was strong against them, so that they fled out of the house naked and wounded.
(Act 19:17) And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks who lived at Ephesus, and fear fell on all of them, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
(Act 19:18) And many who believed came and confessed and showed their deeds.
(Act 19:19) Also many of those practicing the curious arts, bringing together the books, burned them before all. And they counted the prices of them and found it to be fifty thousand pieces of silver.
(Act 19:20) So the Word of God grew mightily and prevailed.
How about that… Harry Potter craze…? Or that “Hollywood Idol”… you swoon over; be it man or woman…? Even the TV Programs are filled with “Sexually Suggestive” innuendos and suggestions. No one even thinks of “Purity & Holiness!” Only that Sexual Fulfillment… has become the driving force; the backbone of ‘Advertising’. “Hedonism” reigns supreme; as the USA’s leading exports are…. “Pornography and Abortion!” Unwanted pregnancies lead the Agenda; even though there are “Birth Control” products are readily available. Instead Millions of Innocent Babies are… “Murdered by Abortion”… each year!
*** (Deuteronomy 9:4-5) Do not speak in your heart, after Jehovah your God has cast them out from before you, saying: For my righteousness, Jehovah has brought me in to possess this land. But for the wickedness of these nations, Jehovah your God drives them out from before you.
(Deut 9:5) Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go to possess their land. But for the wickedness of these nations Jehovah your God drives them out from before you, so that He may perform the Word which Jehovah swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
*** (Proverbs 9:17-18) Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
(Pro 9:18) But he does not know that the dead are there; her guests are in the depths of hell.
*** (Ecclesiastes 8:11) Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
“Whose your ‘Daddy’ – 101?”…Blog.
All this ‘Wickedness’… simply hides within any society and is practiced each day; without a second thought. How then, can anyone simply say… “God Bless America?” Our practices and our agendas… Simply Leave God and His Holy Word; that Bible… Out of our society; and out of our hearts. “Holiness & Purity”… has kicked out and… “Anything Goes”… has become the ‘norm.’ Say it isn’t so…? Speak out against Abortion or Homosexuality… and you ‘may’ be charged with a “Hate Crime!”
*** (Isaiah 5:20) Woe to those = who call evil good = and good evil; = who put darkness for light = and light for darkness; = who put bitter for sweet = and sweet for bitter!
*** (Matthew 5:48) Therefore be perfect, even as your Father in Heaven is perfect.
*** (1Peter 1:13-to-16) Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep a clear head, and set your hope completely on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.
(1Pe 1:14) As obedient children, do not be shaped by the desires that you once had in your ignorance.
(1Pe 1:15) Instead, just as the one who called you is holy, be holy in every aspect of your life.
(1Pe 1:16) For it is written, "You must be holy, because I am holy."
*** (Philippians 4:6-7-8) Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
(Php 4:7) And the peace of God which passes all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
(Php 4:8) Finally, my brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are right, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, think on these things.
*** (2Peter 1:2-to-10) Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,
(2Pe 1:3) according as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who has called us to glory and virtue,
(2Pe 1:4) through which He has given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, so that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
(2Pe 1:5) But also in this very thing, bringing in all diligence, filling out your faith with virtue, and with virtue, knowledge;
(2Pe 1:6) and with knowledge self-control, and with self-control, patience, and with patience, godliness,
(2Pe 1:7) and with godliness, brotherly kindness, and with brotherly kindness, love.
(2Pe 1:8) For if these things are in you and abound, they make you to be neither idle nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(2Pe 1:9) For he in whom these things are not present is blind and cannot see afar off and has forgotten that he was purged from his sins in the past.
(2Pe 1:10) Therefore, brothers, rather be diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you do these things, you shall never fall.
So where do you go… from here; knowing these things…? Life is not made up of a few big choices… although Choosing Christ; is the most important one… anyone will make! Life is made up a “Billions of Little Choices”… each and every moment of Life! Choosing making right little decisions… leads to Spiritual Maturity; and being available to be used by Christ… for His special work! You make ‘Choices’… Whom you will; “Love & Serve”… “Christ Jesus”… or “Self”…!
*** (Proverbs 28:13) He who covers his sins shall not be blessed; but whoever confesses and leaves them shall have mercy.
*** (2Corinthains 4:16) For this cause we do not faint; but though our outward man perishes, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
*** (Philippians 2:5) For let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
*** (2Corinthains 10:3-to-6) Of course, we are living in the flesh, but we do not fight in a fleshly way.
(2Co 10:4) For the weapons of our warfare are not those of the flesh. Instead, they have the power of God to demolish fortresses. We tear down arguments
(2Co 10:5) and every proud obstacle that is raised against the knowledge of God, taking every thought captive in order to obey Christ.
(2Co 10:6) We are ready to punish every act of disobedience when your obedience is complete.
Love in Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 20:9.